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Re: News: Friday Night Rugby at Saints?
Posted by: tboullem
Date: 04/02/2017 09:08
I seem to remember being told by a member of the Saints Board that Saracens have restrictions placed up them by the local council regarding friday nights at Allianz Park. Equally, those clubs who ground share or are affected by Premiership football clubs are dealing with different criteria when negotiating with the TV companies. The net result is that a small number of clubs, Saints and Bath noticeably, are easy targets for the likes of BT and SKY.

Recently retired myself, I can get to any home games after decades of struggling to juggle work and play. My eldest son however simply cannot get to friday games and as such his ticket is unlikely to be renewed next season. Allan Robson frequently whitters on about Saints wide supporter base but it has to be the case that the eight thousand season ticket holders who apparently live in Buckinghamshire must be pulling their hair out struggling with friday night traffic on the M1/A5.

Its a mess, these games are not fairly distributed and whilst the occasional friday nighter can produce a memorable occasion - Munster and Tiggers semi-final come to mind - too many others are just a pain in the proverbial for many people, conceeding as I do that for some, fridays are useful as the weekend is then left open for other activities.

I am still looking for the clause in my life contract that says all should be fair..........doh !

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